A man in the middle of a midlife crisis falls in love with his fringe jacket in this brilliantly twisted, darkly comic road-trip. Jean Dujardin plays the man determined to own the only jacket in the world.
Director Quentin Dupieux made a film called Rubber about a killer tyre. So, it is no surprise to find him telling a tale of a man’s smouldering infatuation with a suede jacket. When the jacket tells him it wants to be the only jacket in the world – Georges is up to the task and sets about it with bloodthirsty enthusiasm dispatching those who won’t hand over their jackets with a blade from a ceiling fan. There are echoes of Denis Wheatley’s black comedy Sightseers as well as the deadpan absurdity of Luis Buñuel. You’ll see nothing like it this, or perhaps any year. Subtitles
France 2019 Quentin Dupieux 77m